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's phone. the family is now relieved that a judge has given approval for khan's body to be exhumed from rose hill cemetery so the medical examiner can conduct a complete autopsy to determine how adjusted the cyanide that killed him. >> finally we know what happened. >> khan was a million-dollar lottery winner back in june. he accepted a ceremonial check with his wife and daughter from a previous marriage standing by his side. but on july 20th, the day his $425,000 lump sum check was mailed. he died in his home from what was later determined to be cyanide poisoning. since then 17-year-old jasmine has moved out of the family's house and her aunt has been appointed guardian. the family says wife prepared him his last male a curried meat dish which he ate around 11:00 p.m. they say no one else ate the food. hours later he died but experts say cyanide usually kills people very quickly. raising questions about the food as the source. the autopsy on the body is expected to be completed by the end of next week and that will allow the medical examiner to determine if khan ingested the poison by
in june. it was supposed to have been the start of better times for 46-year-old urooj khan for his wife and daughter. he won a $1 million jackpot in chicago and hoped to pay off his had bills, invest in his drycleaning business and donate money to st. jude's research hospital. >> he was speechless and just like running around and not knowing what to do, jaking hands. >> reporter: in july, just as his one-time payment of $424,000 was mailed out, khan died suddenly. that evening, he had gone home, ate dinner, and went to bed. according to a police document obtained by the chicago tribune. it reports his family heard him screaming, took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. at that time, his death was determined to be from natural causes a few days later the medical examiner says a relative of khan called to suggest there may be more to the story. more tests were done and sign need was found in his blood. >> once we found that it was qualatatively present, clearly that raises flags because it shouldn't be raised at all. once that was in the mix, i wasn't that surprised that event
. the medical examiner ruled urooj khan died of natural causes. but his family was suspicious. new toxicology tests just found khan died of cyanide poisoning. and his body will likely be exhumed as police hunt for the killer. >>> casey anthony is not expected to appear in a florida courtroom later today during an appeal hearing. anthony was convicted on four counts of lying to investigators about the disappearance of her daughter in 2008. her attorneys argued that the statements were made before she was advised of her rights. >>> and some medical news, now. and another clue in the battle against alzheimer's. new research finds that beta blockers, those are prescription drugs used to treat high blood pressure, may help protect the brain against alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. a similar study found beta blockers also slowed down the rate of cognitive decline in aging brains. >>> and with heartfelt apologies to my notre dame alum partner here, it is time, mercifully for sports news. >> here's espn news with the highlights from last night's bcs championship. >> cassidy hubbarth here with
urooj khan's body, hoping to get some answers from the grave. this morning, the mystery over who may have poisoned urooj khan is growing deeper. his widow, still working at the couple's dry cleaning business, declined to speak to abc news. on camera about the investigation. police are not calling her a suspect. but her attorney says investigators questioned her for more than four hours and filed a warrant to search the couple's home. >> absolutely, positively, she had nothing to do with her husband's death. >> reporter: khan won a million-dollar lottery jackpot in july. after picking up his check, his wife says he came home. they ate a traditional indian dinner and went to bed before he cashed the check. after a concerned family member demanded more tests, authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning the case into a homicide investigation. >> if you think about someone who's drowning, if they don't have oxygen in their brain for four minutes. >> reporter: abc news has learned that khan did not have a will. and his widow is in a legal fight with his siblings for
this in probate court right now, there's battle between the $425,000 check between the wife and khan's brothers and sisters. they're worried that khan's teenage daughter, whom he had from a previous marriage, won't be entitled to any of the winnings. so that's kind of the point of contention right now. as far as the lottery winnings go. according to court documents. >> shepard: big digs tomorrow? >> no. no. tomorrow there's going to be a formal court hearing downtown. talking about the exhumation. i'm not sure if they're going to set a date for when that will take place but i'm told it's going to happen in the next week or two. >> shepard: jeremy good, work. thank you. >>> well, the president today healed jack lieu, the man he picked to replace timothy geithner has a history of balancing budgets. of course one senator is out to block the nomination. the feds today unveiled new mortgage rules they say will change the home-buying process for most of us americans. in what way? and what does it mean to the bigger picture? we'll have that as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news
won the lottery. urooj khan died last july, one day after he received his big check for winning a million dollars scratch-off ticket and now his brother claims at that khan's wife not only tried to cash that check immediately, but that she isn't legally his wife. now, that would change things and khan's son seems to be siding with his uncle. trace gallagher, that's interesting, because he didn't have a will. without a will the estate would have been split between the wife and the daughter i think he has and-- >> yes. >> megyn: but if she's not legally the wife she would not have gotten anything. >> reporter: yeah, wouldn't get half the money and the money right now is held in trust until they can figure this whole thing out, but the family really at war with the widow, if, as you say in fact, she really is the widow. the brother of urooj khan who died, of course, after collecting on his million dollar lotto ticket says that about four or five different times, the days after his death, the wife was feverishly going around trying to cash this check, she failed to cash it and the
khan the 46-year-old owner of a local dry cleaning business hit the jackpot last june opting to take out a lump sum, which, after taxes amounted to about $425,000. he received the bill check on july 19th, and then died the next day. but the check was cashed on august 15th. when a winner dies lottery officials say it's usual that the money goes to his estate. stephen cina is the cook county medical examiner. >> the initial investigation didn't suggest anything suspicious about his death. no flags. >> reporter: cina said the cause of death was listed as hardening of the arteries. indicating a heart attack or stroke. but then a relative of the dead man placed a call to authorities. >> they suggested that we look a little deeper into this case. >> reporter: and when they looked a little deeper at their toxicology analysis they found lethal levels of the poison cyanide in khan's blood. >> even routine tax col odjick testing and even some more advanced toxicologic testing is not going to detect cyanide. you have to be looking specifically for cyanide. >> reporter: that
million lottery jackpot. nbc's kevin tibbles reports. >> urooj khan was feeling lucky after he won a million dollars in the illinois lottery last june. >> i donated to churches and everything. >> reporter: not even a month after posing with the giant check, khan, who was 46 years old, died. at the time the medical examiner ruled he died of natural causes. >> very healthy. very hardworking person. >> reporter: but relatives raised suspicions and authorities discovered he was poisoned with cyanide. >> he went from work straight home. ate his last dinner. >> reporter: no suspects have been named. khan's siblings are in a legal battle with his widow over his lottery winnings. in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to ensure that khan's daughter, from a prior marriage, receives her proper share. nbc news talked to khan's widow at his dry cleaning business. she would not go on camera but says she still can't believe someone would want to harm him. he was such a nice person, no one would dare do that. authorities now want to exhume khan's body. kevin tibbles, nbc news, c
dose of cyanide. now investigators have a mystery on their hands. 46-year-old urooj khan won the $1 million lottery off a scratch ticket he bought from a chicago 711 last june. >> he was so generous, like $100, throw it on the counter for me. >> khan was planning to use the money to help his dry cleaning business, but one day after a check for nearly $425,000 was mailed to him last july, he died. at first, the cook county medical examiner's office ruled it a death by natural causes. >> family member contacted the doctor who had done the autopsy and suggested that we might want to look a little further into the case. >> reporter: officials now say khan's death is a murder mystery, with no suspects named so far. after comprehensive toxicology tests showed a lethal dose of cyanide was found in his system. >> a chemical poison. basically biochemical level it asphyxiates you. a little does go a long way. >> reporter: the night of his death, he had dinner with his wife and teenage daughter and went to bed. he was later heard screaming and taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead
at khan's father in law who owed $120,000 in backs taxes. >> shepard: just so i'm clear the wife made the meal, didn't eat the meal, he ate the meal and he died. >> right. and the daughter ate a little bit. did not eat the whole meal either. >> shepard: i could do some guessing but i won't. >>> the case against james holmes will go to trial. that is new today. and today families of the victims gave james holmes a piece of their minds. admitted delay in the plea hearing. have you heard about this? wait until you you hear about this vice president joe biden met with officials from the video game industry the day after the nra accused the white house of having a political agenda here. basically attacking the second amendment at not trying to take care of kids, that s what the nrale says. we will get to that at the mad bottom of the hour here on fox news channel, america's choicer for news. stay fit on the inside with sunsweet's amazing juices. >> shepard: i'm shepherd smith. this is "studio b." the bottom of the hour. time for top of the news. families crying in court and some walking o
, and that is when they found a lethal dose of cyanide in khan's system. the case has been ruled a homicide, however, no arrests have been made. >>> in washington, the debate over gun control rages on. the vice president says he will give obama his recommendations on tuesday. we'll let you know what might be in those recommendations. this was the hole my waist was on. but since i've been on alli, am i on this one? nope. am i on this one? no, no, no, no, no. i am on this one. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. belt-friendly. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. we've got a lot of empty cans. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift c
on this crazy story. poisoned with cyanide after wisconsining the lottery. now the body of khan will be exhumed to reexpect what caused his death and rule out if anything else may have contributed to it. generally one cyanide tablet will do it. his death was initially ruled a result of natural causes but further toxicology exams showed otherwise. police have not announced any suspects in his wife. and his wife has denied involvement. the autopsy will be completed by the end of the week. terrifying ride for passengers on board a commuter bus in seattle after a strange popping noise sent everyone running off. moments later, the bus burst into flames. no one was hurt. the police say that that is thanks in part to the driver quickly getting everyone off and away from the bus. the cause of this is still under investigation. but investigators say frozen brakes overheated could be to blame. >> well, after years of lies and coverup. lance armstrong may be finally ready to admit to doping. the former seven time tour de france winner will open up to oprah winfrey on interview taped on monday. this is acc
a chicago man was poisoned after he got the winning ticket. a second look at urooj khan's autopsy reveals lethal levels of sigh night. chan died the day after he received his $400,000 check. that check was cashed a month later the money apparently went to his estate, police are once investigating the cyanide poisoning. >>> two years to the day after gabrielle giffords was shot during a campaign event in arizona, she and astronaut husband mark kelly are expected to announce a plan to promote stricker gun laws to curb gun violence. gifts was one of 19 people shot by a gunman in january 2010 in tucson. >>> another large crowd is expected in court as prosecutors continue to list the evidence they have against the man accused of the colorado movie theater shooting. the pretrial hearing for james holmes is expected to last all week. during yesterday's testimony, holmes appeared not to show any emotion as police officers recounted the bloody scene where 12 people were killed. >>> 6:19 now. health experts say flu season is off to a strong start all acr
in related to the a.n.a. if the composition and the training and support which combror khan role in it. >> chairman i ask you to talk a little bit about how you senay tow's role in the longer term. >> the composition of the afghan forces when the recruitment process started and the security issue was not as challenging as it is today so a lot of the people enlisted from the provinces mainly from the south and the north. one reason and then some of the leadership belonged to the people of the south and the north. in the beginning, there were some imbalances in the composition. now, there is an extensive system put in place and extensive efforts to recruit from the provinces from the south. some of these are successful but if you can imagine if you put yourself as a young man in afghanistan. if you enlist as a police officer or army officer you face different level of threats than someone in a different province. the province is quiet and therefore, there is a less threat against you even your family. therefore, despite the efforts that are being made we still have challenges to recruit
month urooj khan was dead. now authorities believe his death was no accident, once classified as natural causes, cardiac, something or another. now it appears he was poisoned, a lethal dose of cyanide in his blood. did his winning lead to murder. they did not do an autopsy, 46 years old. why? >> i think it should have been done. a young person, 46, with no past history of any kind of illness, generally an autopsy would be done. they did draw blood and gave the body back to the family. the body is buried now and is going to be he can -- is going to be exhumed. the toxicologist didn'tor cyani. when somebody told them there would be an issue, they went back to the specimen of blood already drawn and found a lethal death of cyanide and changed the death certificate to cyanide poisoning. homicide. >>gretchen: somebody was on to this. we don't know why. but they called. the wife says she was the last to serve him dinner, that he had no enemies and her stepdaughter, child from another marriage, was also at dinner. tell me how somebody can get their hands on cyanide. >> cyanide can be obtained o
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